Art of the Ancient Americas Highlights

This collection comprises approximately 1,500 objects, crossing cultural boundaries from the Olmec to the Inca and spanning more than 3,000 years. Its strength lies in the art of the Maya and their predecessors and also includes strong representative holdings from Costa Rica, West Mexico, and the Andean regions.

Conch shell with incised designs
Portrait Vessel with a Stirrup Spout
Gold Crown
Vessel with Feet in the Shape of Peccary Heads and a Lid with a Bird-and-Fish Handle
Seated Female Figure with a Child
Standing Male Figure
Standing Male Figure
Head, originally from a Figure, reused as a Pendant
Vessel for Cacao
Ocarina in the Shape of a Kinkajou
Head of Xochipilli-Macuilxochitl, God of Pleasure, Games and Music
Wool Pile Cap